Grants

Grants are monetary gifts that you do not need to repay and are based on financial need, which is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Other criteria and availability of funds may apply. 

If you are working towards your first bachelor's degree, the Federal Pell Grant may be for you. Here are some important points to keep in mind:

  • You must file a FAFSA.
  • Amounts can change annually.
  • Awards are prorated if you enroll in less than 12 credits per term.
  • Pell Grant limits apply - you will be limited to a total of 6 full-time years (600%) of Pell Grant eligibility.
  • Minot State reports all Pell Grant disbursements to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Post-disbursement information can be found at NSLDS.

For Federal Pell Grant details and updates, visit StudentAid.gov/pell-grant.

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is another option for students working on their first bachelor's degree. If you fit that criteria, here's what you need to know:

  • Federal Pell Grant recipients receive priority.
  • You must file a FAFSA.
  • Amounts can change annually.
  • If you are attending less than full time, you may still qualify.
  • Funds depend on school availability. Priority is given to students whose FAFSA is completed by April 15, Minot State's priority funding deadline.

For FSEOG details and updates, visit StudentAid.gov/fseog.

If you intend to teach a high-need subject at a school that serves students from low-income families, here is some information to keep in mind:

  • You must be an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, or graduate student who intends to teach full time in a high-need subject area for at least four years at a school(s) that serves students from low-income families.
  • You must file a FAFSA.
  • You need to be admitted into the Minot State Teacher Education Program.
  • Certain academic achievement requirements must be met.
  • You need to complete the following documents:
  • Annual award amount up to $4,000, but amounts are subject to change.
  • Failure to complete the teaching service commitment will result in the grant funds being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan that must be repaid.
    • The Federal Loan Servicer for TEACH grants converted to an Unsubsidized Federal Loan is FedLoan Servicing.

For TEACH Grant details and updates, visit StudentAid.gov/teach.

If your parent or guardian passed away as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, you may qualify for the Federal Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant. Other criteria:

  • You must file a FAFSA.
  • Identified by Department of Defense.
  • You were under 24 years of age or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of your parent's or guardian's death.
  • Amounts can change annually.

For Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant details and updates, visit StudentAid.gov/iraq-afghanistan.

If you are a North Dakota resident working toward your first bachelor's degree, you may be eligible for the North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant Program. 

  • You must file a FAFSA.
    • Priority is given to students on a first come basis until funds are depleted
  • You need to be a North Dakota resident who:
    • Graduated from a North Dakota high school or GED program
    • Attends a North Dakota public, private, or tribal college
  • Annual award amount up to $1,950 per academic year, based on enrollment status, and are subject to change.
    • If you attend less than full time, you may still qualify based on a prorated amount

For details and updates on the North Dakota State Student Incentive Grant Program, visit North Dakota University System Office. You may contact the NDUS Office at ndfinaid@ndus.edu or 701-328-4156.

 

 

Note: There are a few circumstances where you may be required to repay all or part of a federal grant. For more information, visit StudentAid.gov.

Repeating courses may affect your eligibility for Title IV aid. For example, if you repeat a previously passed course for a second time, those credits cannot be included in your enrollment status. Title IV aid includes all federal programs.